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Russia bans import of poultry from Bulgaria and other EU countries due to bird flu outbreaks

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Russia will ban the imports of poultry from a series of European countries, including Bulgaria, due to bird flu outbreaks. Russia’s Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance (Rosselkhoznadzor) presented a list of poultry products that cannot be imported to that country from European countries affected by bird flu disease, TASS agency reported. Rossselkhoznadzor specifies that the restrictive measures related to the import of hatching eggs will affect separate administrative regions only, whereas the ban imposed on the import of other types of poultry and poultry products will affect whole countries-Austria, Great Britain, Hungary, Bulgaria, Greece, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, France, Croatia, the Czech Republic and Sweden. Those countries will not be able to export to Russia poultry, poultry products, fodder and fodder supplements until the situation related to bird flu outbreaks improves. The ban will be imposed in the next two weeks, the Spokesperson of Rosselkhoznadzor Julia Melano announced on Saturday.

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